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. >> all of this on the heels of my extraordinary hour with iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. tonight my special guest is former president bill clinton. since leaving the white house he's focusedis considerable political muscle on the mission of the clinton global initiative and now he speaks his mind on a world on the brink and the race for the white house. mr. president, thank you very much for sparing the time to talk to me. you're in the eighth year now of the clinton global initiative, and i would imagine of all the world leaders, you have managed to amass here, there are a few topics of concentrated attention, and probably right at the top of the list would be this simmering tension now between israel and iran. now, i interviewed president ahmadinejad last night, and he was adamant that he has no plan to build a nuclear weapon, that he has purely peaceful intention. clearly most people here don't believe him. what is the smart thing for america to do right now given the racheting up of all the rhetoric on both sides? >> i think the smart thing for us to do is to maintain constan
of deal. mahmoud abbas from the palestinian authority today was pretty similar to what ahmadinejad said. he said it's a campaign of ethnic cleansing, the palestinian people, by demolition of homes, prevention of construction, denial of services, and so on. the real sense i was getting, netanyahu barely mentioned any kind of peace deal today in his speech with the palestinians, you get a sense that the peace deal has never been further away. am i wrong to feel so pessimistic? >> well, it's understandable, people are pessimistic at the moment. the truth is, though, if we recharge this political process and got it back under way again, then the two-state solution which is the only solution, by the way, to the conflict, could be back on the agenda. but to do that, you need to have a framework of negotiation that's credible, because people have got to believe this thing will actually happen, and secondly, you've got to match the politics, if you like, the top-down political negotiation with changes on the ground that support the deal and don't go the other way against it. so this is why the
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